The Kansas Highway Patrol says a Gardner man was killed this morning in a head-on collision with a wrong-way driver on Interstate 635 in Kansas City, Kan.
The patrol identified the victim as 45-year-old Christopher T. Keck.
Keck was heading north on the highway just north of Interstate 70 about 8:45 a.m. Thursday when it collided “at highway speeds” with a car traveling southbound in the northbound lanes, the patrol reported.
The driver of that vehicle, a 55-year-old Kansas City, Kan., man, was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.
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Rescue crews had to extricate both men from the wreckage of their vehicles.
The crash is still under investigation.